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Climate & Energy

How should funders and foundations deal with polarization?

Today's foundations came of age in a time when unbiased, expert advice led to bipartisan solutions. That's all gone now. How should they deal with today's polarization?


Why South Carolina is doing culinary traditions right

How this Gullah organic farm is building a better food system.

Climate & Energy

Why it’s easy to forget about the climate, even for David Roberts

Here are David Roberts' thoughts on the state of the climate, negative news, and his beard.

Green defense

What’s the greenest option for painting a fence?

A reader is on the fence about paint vs. stain. Umbra offers a quick primer.

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To make our cities green, we have to think blue

What does a "blue city" look like, anyway? For starters, take a look at Rotterdam and Wellington.

Climate & Energy

This giant wind farm would dwarf the Hoover Dam

The $8 billion complex would send electricity from Wyoming to the city of Los Angeles, making the Hoover Dam look like a middle school science project.


Why Rhode Island is doing oysters right

How Walrus and Carpenter Oysters is building a better food system.


Cargill promises to stop chopping down rainforests. This is huge.

The agribusiness giant signs a pledge to stop contributing to deforestation worldwide -- if they're successful, the reductions in carbon pollution are on par with taking all the cars in the world off the road.

Climate & Energy

Natural gas is not a good climate solution, even without methane leakage

More abundant natural gas is unlikely to cut greenhouse gas emissions much on its own, a new study finds.